Say No to Distorted thinking....

May 7, 2014

Are you at times prone to unhelpful distorted thinking?

 

You are not alone as we are all prone to it at times especially when we are under excess stress or are depressed, these distortions become more exaggerated. Below are types of distorted thinking:


A) negative focus- looking on the dark side, ignoring the positive aspects of a situation.


B) jumping to conclusions - making negative interpretations though there are no evidences to support this stance.


C) all or nothing thinking - thinking absolutes, either black or white, good or bad with no middle ground.


D) living by fixed rules - having unrealistic expectations, constantly using the words 'ought', 'should'.


E) personalizing - taking blame for anything unpleasant even when it has little or nothing to do with you.


F) catastrophising/awfulising - exaggerating and overestimating the chances of disaster

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